More women doctors in Dutch hospitals

18th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The chance of being treated by a woman doctor in Dutch hospitals is on the increase, says the NOS Dutch public service broadcaster.

As yet unpublished official figures show that men still make up the majority of medical specialists working at the moment, but the situation is different among students. Nearly 60 percent of doctors currently training to become medical specialists are women.

In specialties such as clinical genetics, gynaecology and clinical geriatrics, over 80 percent of students are women. Only in specialties such as orthopaedics, heart surgery and neurology, are male students still in the majority.

At the moment, about 34 percent of medical specialists are women. It is expected the ratio between male and female specialists will hit 50-50 around 2025.

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